So the city decided to end deliberations on the 2018 budget short of a few meetings scheduled. Why?
Because nobody was in attendance at this last budget meeting — at least not anybody that wanted to speak out about it. Why were there no speakers or questioners? Because most people have realized that the council meetings are just Act 3 of of a three-act play. All the decisions and horse-trading for projects, staffing, paving, developments, and who gets what for their street have all been made behind closed doors. Some councillors have their speaking lines and the play was on.
Pity, the audience have seen this play many times before, so they don’t bother to come. We just pay, whether we go or not.